There Will Always Be An England

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever shared about how I came to be such an Anglophile. And it’s silly because this blog is devoted to that ultimately. Well, to start, I believe some things are profoundly implanted within our souls. As a Christian I can’t do anything but ponder it lightly, but I do…

Watches Update

Last night I bought a 1950’s/early 60’s 12k gold plated ladies wrist watch made by Clinton. I wasn’t going go vintage for my “workhorse watch” but I saw it being sold in the same live auction I was buying other items in so I went for it. Now all it needs is to be cleaned…

Watches

Getting back to my post about style… About four years ago my husband told me he wanted to buy me a nice watch. So, for my birthday that year he bought me a vintage ladies Cartier Tank. I adored it and still do. It was serviced by Cartier and is in great condition. Previous to…

…One More On Rand

*sigh* I laid down for a brief but needed nap and then woke up and it hit me that I needed to add a quick caveat. I bet I could find more if I thought about it, but one exception to the general idea that altruism is false is in regard to love (in all…

Ayn Rand Continued Briefly

…A lot of truly well intentioned people abhor Ayn Rand. I used to be one of them. The epitome to me of Objectivism was someone who is selfish and emotionally idiotic who decides in utter immaturity that all their thoughts are infallible due to narcissism and other forms of mental dysfunction. As my high school…

Ayn Rand

My mind is busy lately with pondering as I’m doing a lot of caring for a newborn and that requires hours and hours of quiet time. Please forgive the over abundance of journal posts… Ha! Anyway… When I was growing up my parents had a dear friend who had been a professor at Penn State…

Style

What’s your personal style? I believe everyone has one whether it’s intentional or not. Everyone has their own fascinating style idiosyncrasies that may or may not be charming or flattering. I’ve always admired people different than me. Don’t we all? People who are effective at pulling off trendy looks always garner my praise. I look…

A Divide

So, while I won’t do “personal” posts anymore I might write journal entries of my present thoughts. This will be my first. My husband came from a family many would consider wealthy. They’re certainly millionaires several times over, at least, and, in generations before that, his grandparents and great grandparents were upper middle class. But,…

Voulez-Vous

As I often say at moments like this, “Here is a 1960’s green floral aldehyde.” (D’Orsay 1935 & 1960’s). And of course that commentary often elicits questions like, “What do you mean by 1960’s green floral?” Good question. Well… I wish I knew more about the history of the perfume enough to know the exact…

Good Grief!

So…umm…one of my husband’s co-workers had a very strange response to hearing the news about the birth of our daughter. She seemed to be suggesting that our daughter might not “be his.” Umm… Awkward. *laughing* As in, she was wondering if someone other than Mark conceived our daughter with me. …As in, this lady either…